Our lives can become so hectic and stressful that often times, especially among this little thing called “coping with COVID,” we forget what’s most important: our health and well-being. Once in a while, it’s great to take some time to focus on yourself and relieve all of the physical and mental tension you are experiencing.

Our solution? Let’s set up your perfect and safe wellness weekend in Carson City. From yoga and hikes to the Carson City Hot Springs, there are so many ways to have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in our state’s capital. So where do you start?

Pilates

Kick off your wellness weekend with a Pilates class! The new Body By Pilates studio offers drop in Saturday classes in a fun, friendly environment right downtown Carson City, making it easy to walk right over to grab a coffee at Old World Coffee or Comma Coffee. Seize the morning and take a reformer class. Build strength, stability, flexibility, coordination and balance while focusing on proper breathing technique. The wide range of exercises done during Pilates are done from various positions and creates a complete body workout for anyone at any physical ability. These classes may but are not limited to include mat work, board work, and cardio.

Carson City Hot Springs

If you’re searching for the Best Water in the West, look no further. The Carson City Hot Springs have been a favorite of locals for more than 170 years. Water from these Springs comes from 35,000 feet below the Earth’s surface and is packed full of elements that help strengthen muscles, teeth, bones, balance your pH and increase tranquility. The Carson City Hot Springs feature an outdoor pool, hot tubs, 9 mini-spas and a patio to give you a serene outdoor experience.

Kings Canyon Waterfall

What’s better than a hike? A hike with a waterfall. Kings Canyon Waterfall is just a 5-minute drive west of downtown Carson City and is a stunning scene no matter what time of year it is. The hike is short and sweet. In fact, the waterfall is only a quarter-mile from the trailhead! The Kings Canyon trail is an easy hike with only a slight incline and an incredible view the entire way.

Hit the Spa

Sometimes, we all just need a minute. But why not take a whole day? The Paradise Salon, Spa and Wellness Center and The Firm Cryo Spa has all you need for a relaxing day of self-care. Paradise offers hair, skin and nail care, as well as microblading and massage treatments. After you get your nails done and enjoy a deep tissue massage, step into an aquatic cardio class and get a great workout in. You can even spend some time in Paradise’s infrared sauna, which is renowned for its natural healing and anti-aging benefits. If you don’t have a full day The Firm has day passes to enjoy the Infrared Sauna, Detox Lounge, Oxygen Bar and more in addition to their other spa services. A day at the spa can leave you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed long after you leave.

Heavenly Gondola

No weekend in Carson City is complete without a quick trip to beautiful Lake Tahoe! The Heavenly Gondola is a perfect way to take in the breathtaking charm of Tahoe. This 2.4-mile ride gives you panoramic views of the lake and has an observation deck at the top of the mountain where you can take photos and relax. Even better, once you reach the top, there are a number of hiking trails you can choose from to relish in the calmness of Tahoe nature.

Healthy Eats, Try Poke

Who said yummy food can’t be healthy? Poke is a delicious combination of raw marinated fish and rice topped with fresh fruits, veggies, herbs, spices and dressings. Poke is packed full of protein and nutrients, is low in calories and the omega-3 fatty acids in poke work wonders for your heart. Poke Doke and the Poké Beach serve fresh poke bowls with a variety of protein choices and vegetarian options to make eating healthier on your wellness weekend tasty and nutritious.

Don’t let the hustle and bustle and the stress of everyday life or COVID keep you from taking time to focus on what matters most. With so many activities to choose from, Carson City is a terrific option to rejuvenate and take a weekend for yourself.